"History’s a game that’s played for keeps in my sort of work – and it will be in yours. But for most Australians, it’s a dimension of reality that’s only found on TV – don’t you agree? The reason Australia’s half asleep is that it’s outside history. The Japanese...
DHAAT – RCB Update
Monday 30th Jan 2023
Recall the DHAAT Tribunal Hearing video on the 23 November 2022 and the access to all submissions. And note the critical reporting by News Limited media’s Charles Miranda titled ADF defend pretext to war for 9000 veterans and the Channel 9 TV...
Commentary: A leader who ranked among our best
Saturday 21st Jan 2023
AUSTRALIAN General John Monash was that rare combination of entrepreneur, polymath and military strategist who was arguably Australia’s outstanding military leader. Professional engineer, lawyer and part-time soldier, he rose to senior command through service at...
Commentary: Janet Albrechtsen on the Government’s confidential settlement in the Higgins Case and its comparative injustice to injured or disabled military veterans
Sunday 15th Jan 2023
Read the full article here, The following excerpts from that article are specific to her comparative injustice commentary. The process followed by the government, and in particular the Department of Finance, to settle this claim was so outrageously out of line with...
Opinion: I Say, I Say, I Say – Old leadership lessons are still relevant
Saturday 7th Jan 2023
MAJOR Charles McMoran Wilson MC, Silver Medal of Military Valour (Italy), twice MID, knew more than most about soldiers and soldiering. As 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers RMO on the Western Front in World War I, he treated their wounds, observed their reactions to climate and...
RCB Recognition of Service – on TV Channel 9: A Current Affair at 7.00 pm Tuesday 20 December 2022
Monday 19th Dec 2022
The video of the first Hearing of the Defence Honours and Awards Tribunal and the Report of it by Charles Miranda has aroused the Australian public’s interest in this David and Goliath like struggle, now in its 17th year, of the RCB veterans challenge...
RCB: DHAAT Hearing 23 November 2022 – Video
Monday 28th Nov 2022
See the video here Current submissions can be seen here The Tribunal has allowed additional submissions before the next Hearing in early 2023
ADF defend pretext to war for 9000 veterans
Thursday 24th Nov 2022
News Limited media’s Charles Miranda reports that Defence has copped a battering over how and why it sent 9000 troops to Malaysia during a Communist terrorist insurgency more than 30 years ago with serious implications for future deployments today. The Defence...
Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal – Rifle Company Butterworth Inquiry – Hearings this week
Monday 21st Nov 2022
The first hearing for the Tribunal’s inquiry into medallic recognition for service with Rifle Company Butterworth will be held in Canberra this week. It will be livestreamed from our website https://defence-honours-tribunal.gov.au from 9.30 on...
RCB: An Injustice that must be fixed
Monday 24th Oct 2022
This article appeared in the Editorial of The Sydney Saturday Telegraph 22 October 2022 RCB-This-Must-be-Fixed-Download